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Coming November 4 : Spoon vs. On-U Sound - 'Lucifer On The Moon'





Spoon - photo by Olivia Wolfe



Adrian Sherwood - photo by Harry Borden



"On The Radio" (Adrian Sherwood Reconstruction
directed by Britt Daniel

'Lucifer on the Moon' is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s 'Lucifer on the Sofa'. A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band's tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood.

The album will be released November 4th on LP and digital.

'Moon' first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from 'Lucifer on the Sofa'. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from "Finer Feelings" to "Inside Out."  The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.”

'Moon' flips 'Lucifer on the Sofa'’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes.

The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became completely different versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’”

presave / preorder 'Lucifer On The Moon'
stream / download "On The Radio" (Adrian Sherwood Reconstruction)



'Lucifer On The Moon' Tracklist
01 My Babe
02 On The Radio
03 Held
04 The Devil & Mister Jones
05 Lucifer On The Sofa
06 Astral Jacket
07 Feels Alright
08 Wild
09 The Hardest Cut
10 Satellite

Spoon on tour :

Thursday, October 6 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Friday, October 7 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Sunday October   9 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 11 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Wednesday, October 12 Party For The Parks, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Saturday,October 15 Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth TX
Sunday October 16 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Saturday, November 19 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City MX

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Coming September 9 : Spoon - 'Kill The Moonlight' 20th Anniversary White Vinyl Edition









"The Way We Get By" (directed by Steve Hanft)

Here’s one of those videos where I'm still trying to figure out what’s going on. I remember we worked on a shot of me making a suggestive handoff of a seemingly nefarious package, and some espionage-like loose story that was to be bookended by a little performance done on the sidewalk without a permit. Shot in a few hours in Chinatown during a 19-day van tour where we had no days off, the package handoff sequence had to be removed from the edit because MTV deemed it too indicative of a drug deal. I’m not sure what happened to the rest of the story but this thing holds up pretty well. The video was directed by Steve Hanft who had among other things, and this is the truth, years earlier directed a movie I had never heard of called "Kill The Moonlight". I thought I'd discovered that phrase in an early 19th century futurist manifesto. And well, I had. But so had he. Picture me trying to explain that to him on set when he thought our album referenced his movie. Steve had also shot the video for Beck’s song "Loser" and Beck put an album out one month after ours which had a song on it called "Paper Tiger", as did 'Kill The Moonlight'. That’s some universe type shit
. - Britt Daniel

On September 9 we're releasing a special white vinyl edition to mark the 20th anniversary of Spoon's landmark 4th album 'Kill The Moonlight', originally released by Merge in North America and 12XU in Europe. Considered by many to amongst the band's finest works, we're not likely to make more additional white vinyl copies of 'Kill The Moonlight' until the 40th anniversary rolls around, so preorder yours while you have a chance.

stream / preorder 'Kill The Moonlight' 20th Anniversary Edition : spoon.ffm.to/killthemoonlight

stream / preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'  : spoon.ffm.to/lots

Tracklist

01 Small Stakes
02 The Way We Get By
03 Something to Look Forward To
04 Stay Don’t Go
05 Jonathan Fisk
06 Paper Tiger
07 Someone Something
08 Don’t Let It Get You Down
09 All the Pretty Girls Go to the City
10 You Gotta Feel It
11 Back to the Life
12 Vittorio E.

Spoon on tour :

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ %
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME %
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI %
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH %
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC %
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN %
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA %
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN %
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO %
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK %
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV %
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA %
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA %
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Thursday, October 6 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Friday, October 7 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Sunday October   9 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 11 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Wednesday, October 12 Party For The Parks, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Saturday,October 15 Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth TX
Sunday October 16 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Saturday, November 19 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City MX

# Metric, Interpol,
% w/ Interpol, Water From Your Eyes

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Spoon - "My Babe" Video, Adrian Sherwood Reconstruction





Today, you can watch the video for “My Babe.” It’s 'Lucifer On The Sofa''s  anthemic centerpiece – a genuine love song shot through with tenderness, optimism, and a touch of self-aware bravado.



The “My Babe” video takes inspiration from a short-lived late ’70s variety show hosted by the legendary country music producer and oddball poet, “Cowboy” Jack Clement. The clip is directed by Jamie-James Medina and stars Brad Leland ("Friday Night Lights"). On streaming services the song is backed with a reconstruction by dub pioneer Adrian Sherwood (above, photo by Harry Borden).

stream / download "My Babe" (Adrian Sherwood reconstruction

stream / purchase 'Lucifer On The Sofa'

Spoon on tour :

Thursday, July 7 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY
Friday, July 8 Empire Live, Albany NY
Saturday, July 9 Festival d'ete de Quebec, Quebec City QC
Monday, July 11 London Music Hall, London ON *
Tuesday, July 12 State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI *
Wednesday, July 13 The Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, July 15 Canopy Club, Urbana IL *
Saturday, July 16 Englert Civic Theatre, Iowa City IA *
Monday, July 18 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday, July 19 Conexus Arts Centre, Regina SK
Wednesday, July 20 Coors Centre, Saskatoon SK
Friday, July 22 Midway, Edmonton AB
Saturday, July 23 Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary AB
Monday, July 25 Capital Ballroom, Victoria BC
Tuesday, July 26 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ %
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME %
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI %
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH %
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC %
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN %
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA %
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN %
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO %
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK %
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV %
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA %
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA %
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Thursday, October 6 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Friday, October 7 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
October 7-9 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 11 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
October 14-16 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Saturday, November 19 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City MX

* w/ Bodega
# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% w/ Interpol, The Goon Sax

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Spoon - CBS Saturday Morning



Stream/Purchase Lucifer On The Sofa

Spoon brought Lucifer On The Sofa to CBS Saturday Morning this past weekend after Friday's performance at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. Live takes on "Wild," "The Hardest Cut" and They Want My Soul's "Inside Out" are below.







Spoon on Tour
May 24 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex
May 27 – Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
May 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
June 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
June 3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
June 4 – Phoenix, AZ –The Van Buren

Thursday, July 7 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY
Friday, July 8 Empire Live, Albany NY
Saturday, July 9 Festival d'ete de Quebec, Quebec City QC
Monday, July 11 London Music Hall, London ON *
Tuesday, July 12 State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI *
Wednesday, July 13 The Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, July 15 Canopy Club, Urbana IL *
Saturday, July 16 Englert Civic Theatre, Iowa City IA *
Monday, July 18 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday, July 19 Conexus Arts Centre, Regina SK
Wednesday, July 20 Coors Centre, Saskatoon SK
Friday, July 22 Midway, Edmonton AB
Saturday, July 23 Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary AB
Monday, July 25 Capital Ballroom, Victoria BC
Tuesday, July 26 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ %
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME %
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI %
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH %
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC %
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN %
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA %
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN %
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO %
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK %
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV %
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA %
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA %
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %

* w/ Bodega
# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% w/ Interpol, The Goon Sax

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Spoon - Canadian / Midwest Tour Announcement



Spoon has announced new Summer 2021 dates in support of their new album, Lucifer On The Sofa. A full list of upcoming shows, including performances with Interpol and The Goon Sax, is below.

Purchase / Stream Lucifer On The Sofa

Spoon On Tour, New Dates In Bold On Sale Friday at 10am ET

April 19 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
April 21 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
April 22 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
April 28 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
April 29 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex
May 27 – Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
May 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
June 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
June 3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
June 4 – Phoenix, AZ –The Van Buren

Thursday, July 7 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY
Friday, July 8 Empire Live, Albany NY
Saturday, July 9 Festival d'ete de Quebec, Quebec City QC
Monday, July 11 London Music Hall, London ON *
Tuesday, July 12 State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI *
Wednesday, July 13 The Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, July 15 Canopy Club, Urbana IL *
Saturday, July 16 Englert Civic Theatre, Iowa City IA *
Monday, July 18 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday, July 19 Conexus Arts Centre, Regina SK
Wednesday, July 20 Coors Centre, Saskatoon SK
Friday, July 22 Midway, Edmonton AB
Saturday, July 23 Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary AB
Monday, July 25 Capital Ballroom, Victoria BC
Tuesday, July 26 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ %
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME %
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI %
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH %
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC %
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN %
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA %
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN %
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO %
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK %
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV %
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA %
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA %
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %

* w/ Bodega
# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% w/ Interpol, The Goon Sax

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Interpol - Bandcamp Friday



Interpol, who just announced a co-headlining tour alongside Spoon this summer, has added six albums and one EP from their catalog to Bandcamp today as the service waives their revenue share until midnight PT. Other forthcoming, new, and less-than-new music available today includes albums from Horsegirl, Perfume Genius, Pavement, Spoon, Belle and Sebastian, Lucy Dacus, and much, much more.

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Interpol / Spoon - Lights, Camera, Factions Tour







Photos: Oliver Halfin (Spoon), Atiba Jefferson (Interpol)
Hugo Nobay (The Goon Sax)

This fall, Interpol and Spoon will join forces for the “Lights, Camera, Factions” tour, a coast-to-coast run of North American co-headlining dates also featuring The Goon Sax.

The trip kicks off on August 25th in Asbury Park at The Stone Pony Summer Stage and concludes with a two-night stand on September 17th and 18th at Portland, OR’s Pioneer Square. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local times.

Interpol and Spoon - "Lights, Camera, Factions" Tour, On sale this Friday

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN *
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR

# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% Interpol only
* Spoon Only
All dates with The Goon Sax except 8/26

Interpol On Tour


Tickets Available at: interpolnyc.com/tourdates/

Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA *
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning

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Spoon on Tour  :

April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 21 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
April 22 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre # (SOLD OUT)
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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stream / purchase Spoon’s ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ :  spoon.ffm.to/lots

stream / purchase Interpol’s ‘Marauder’ : https://smarturl.it/marauder

stream / purchase The Goon Sax’s ‘Mirror II’  : https://thegoonsax.ffm.to/mirrorii.owe

Out Today : Spoon - 'Wild' EP





"Jack Wild"

Last month, Spoon unleashed 'Lucifer on the Sofa', “their best record ever” (Rolling Stone). Earning rave reviews and global acclaim, the new album marks an important seachange for the group that TIME called “one of the greatest American rock bands of all time.” Now, Spoon unveils the 'Wild' EP which features three alternate versions of the LP’s “Wild” including the Jack Antonoff produced “Jack Wild” and a remix from Dennis Bovell.

stream / purchase 'Wild' EP

'Wild' EP Track List
1. Wild
2. Jack Wild
3. Trashy Wild
4. Wild (Dennis Bovell Remix)

stream / purchase 'Lucifer On The Sofa'

Spoon on Tour  :

April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 21 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
April 22 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre # (SOLD OUT)
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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VIDEO : Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"



Spoon continued their release week victory lap with performances on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. A version of lead single 'The Hardest Cut' went out with the initial broadcast, backed by an extended set recording that features renditions of 'Wild', 'Small Stakes' and 'Inside Out'. Watch both below now:

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Spoon on Tour  :

April 6 – Boston, MA – House of Blues #
April 8 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
April 9 – Richmond, VA – The National #
April 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
April 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 – Chicago, Il – The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
April 25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
April 28 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom *
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 – Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades *
May 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
May 31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up *
June 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 – Phoenix, AZ –The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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Out Today : Spoon - 'Lucifer On The Sofa'



Spoon's hotly anticipated 10th album, 'Lucifer On The Sofa' is out today and available everywhere.

stream / purchase



(Matador webstore version)

(

(Amazon edition)



(standard black vinyl edition)



(Urban Outfitters edition)

Spoon on Tour  :

April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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Spoon - "My Babe"



"My Babe", live at Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom





(photo : Oliver Halfin)

stream / download "My Babe"

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoon have shared “My Babe,” the third and final advance listen of their forthcoming album 'Lucifer on the Sofa'. “My Babe” is a song of contrast. What begins as a sentimental ballad with a heartbreaking piano melody yields to an exuberant chorus with a proclamation of sheer bravado

presave / purchase 'Lucifer On The Sofa"

Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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Bandcamp Friday : Snail Mail - 'Valentine' ,14% Off, Plus A Plethora Of Matador Catalog Titles Available On BC For The First TIme







Bandcamp are waiving their revenue share today (Friday, February 4) and with the unselfishness being contagious, we’re putting Snail Mail’s ‘Valentine’ on sale for 14% off today only

https://matadorrecords.bandcamp.com/music

New to Bandcamp this week:

Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe (digital only)
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA’s Desert Origins (digital only)
Lucy Dacus – “Kissing Lessons” download / 7” pre-order (Out June 3)
Circuit des Yeux – “The Manatee” (digital only)

And there's new-to-Bandcamp catalog titles from  Bailter Space, Body/Head, CEREMONY, Chavez, Kurt Vile, Lucy Dacus, Mary Timony, MUZZ, Perfume Genius, Snail Mail, Spoon, Stephen Malkmus, Steve Gunn, and The New Pornographers.

Spoon - "Wild" (Lyric Video)



Spoon - "Wild"
(Animation by Sabrina Nichols, artwork by Edel Rodriguez)

Prior to the February 11 release of Spoon's eagerly anticipated 'Lucifer On The Sofa', here's the official lyric video for "Wild".

stream / download "Wild"
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Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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VIDEO : Spoon - "Wild" (Live)



Spoon - "Wild". Shot at the Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, September 2021. Studio version found on 'Lucifer On The Sofa', out February 11, 2022.

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Tickets for Spoon's first US tour of 2022 go on sale at 10am today (local times)



Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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Spoon - New U.S. Dates





Spoon have revealed their first tour in support of the forthcoming album 'Lucifer on the Sofa', out February 11.

The tour dates kick off April 6 in Boston, MA and conclude June 4 in Phoenix, AZ. Along the way the band will make stops in, among other cities, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. In addition the band has a one-off show on February 8 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Special guests Geese and Margaret Glaspy will support on select dates. Tickets are on-sale Friday, January 21 and all dates are listed below.

presave/preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'
stream / download "Wild"

Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

 

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Spoon - "Wild"



"Wild" - directed by Brook Linder and Ben Chappell



In the lead up to their forthcoming new album 'Lucifer On the Sofa', out February 11, Spoon share “Wild,” a celebratory and anthemic song about finding one’s way from cashed out depths back into a vivid world full of color and life.

“Wild” is the second track that Spoon have revealed off of 'Lucifer On The Sofa'. Like “The Hardest Cut” before it, the song captures the sound of a band cracking things open and letting it all spill out onstage.

Fans can witness this phenomenon in person very soon, as Spoon prepare to announce a spring tour this Thursday. Early presale access will be available for those signed up on the band’s email list at www.spoontheband.com.

The video for “Wild” was directed by Ben Chappell and Brook Linder, who notes “we were mid putting this video together and my friend Ben asked ‘Is Spoon the best band?’ Yes. Yep. Probably. There’s always something unexpected in the familiar with Spoon. They are mythic to me somehow, and ‘WILD’ needed to feel like a myth, or at least illustrate the myth-making process in some odd way. We used the old ways - crude in-camera techniques - to hit this uncanny western film note. Britt is the quintessential western hero. Had a blast 10/10 would do again.”

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Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
May 27-29, Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA

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Spoon - "I Can't Give Everything Away" (David Bowie Cover)



Listen to Spoon's “I Can’t Give Everything Away (Amazon Original)” here:

Pre-order Lucifer on the Sofa (out Feb 11) / Stream "The Hardest Cut"

Today, critically-acclaimed rock band Spoon released a brand-new cover of David Bowie’s iconic song, “I Can’t Give Everything Away.” One of the standouts from Bowie’s masterful final album, Blackstar, the Amazon Original track was released as a part of Amazon Music’s month-long [RE]DISCOVER campaign celebrating David Bowie’s 75th birthday this Saturday, January 8th.

“’I Can’t Give Everything Away’ is a tune Alex and I have been playing since we learned it for an acoustic and piano show in Mexico City in 2016,” said Britt Daniel of Spoon. “It’s just a fantastic song, and as the last song on Bowie's final album it doesn't disappoint. We recorded this version live in December 2021.”

Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" (Live from The Teragram)



Spoon - "The Hardest Cut", taped live at Los Angeles' Teregram Ballroom, September 28. Studio version of "The Hardest Cut", culled from the forthcoming album, 'Lucifer On The Sofa', coming February 11.

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Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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Spoon - "Wild" 7" Out Today



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Available only on 7" this side of the year, Spoon have shared a new cut from Lucifer on the Sofa (out Feb 11) titled "Wild." The new single is available exclusively at participating independent record stores. Find a local record store HERE. If you purchase the 7” at either Austin’s Waterloo or End of an Ear shops, check inside the record sleeve — a few lucky buyers will win a *golden ticket* to Spoon's New Year’s Eve show in Austin at the Moody Theater.



“Wild” 7” Tracklist
A: “Wild”
B: “Wild” (Dennis Bovell Remix)

Spoon on Tour
Friday, December 31 ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin TX
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" (Paolo Baldini Remix)







(photo : ilmarza)

Paolo Baldini (The Dub Sync, Africa Unite) has remixed Spoon's "The Hardest Cut" --- the original version culled from the forthcoming 'Lucifer On The Sofa' (February 11, 2021).

stream / download "The Hardest Cut" (Paolo Baldini remix)

stream/download "The Hardest Cut"
presave/preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'

Spoon on tour :
Friday, December 31 ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin TX
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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